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TID supports energy efficiency with rebate programs

In the interests of making Turlock a bit more energy efficient, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved several new rebate programs last week which look to entice consumers to install solar attic fans, radiant barriers and PC power management software.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair to create nonprofit foundation

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking to expand their scope of fundraising, and to do that they will be creating a nonprofit foundation.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Portuguese parliament member visits with Turlock countrymen

"Bem-vindo à Turlock, Sr. Páscoa."

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock man killed after head-on collision with big-rig

A three-car accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 99 on Monday morning resulted in the death of a Turlock man.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock native named to national cancer society board

Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire in vacant home under investigation

The cause of a fire in a vacant home in the 600 block of C Street is still under investigation.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


TID: Yeah, we’re good on rainfall already

If you've seen the Tuolumne River lately you may have noticed the water is swift and high. That's due to lots of water being released from Don Pedro Reservoir to make room for incoming run-off from the melting snow pack.

May 14, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


TID to offer irrigation water outside of district

The Turlock Irrigation District will sell surplus irrigation water to lands outside District boundaries for the first time since 2006, following a Tuesday Board of Directors decision.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County air quality one of the worst in nation

The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mormons use helping hands for day of service

Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Woman of the Year

Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

May 11, 2010 | | Local


Wildlife center highlights newest additions with baby shower

The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire training day

Firefighters from all over the San Joaquin Valley participated in training exercises at the Regional Fire Training Center in Modesto on Saturday. In one training scenario, firefighters from Escalon, Salida and Burbank Paradise fire departments locate and remove six people from inside of a collapsed ice house.

May 11, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Mama always said ...

As we take time this weekend to honor the ones we call "mom," let's not forget all the words of wisdom our mothers have given to us. Three local women recalled their mother's best advice and shared the advice they hope to pass on to their children.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Committee makes plans to open homeless resource center

The Turlock Homeless Action Committee is looking for community members to serve on the board of the future Community Resource Center.

May 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Amazon shows off state-of-the-art Patterson Fulfillment Center

Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.

January 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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